Business Support Specialist

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth analysis of the business models of women-owned SMEs to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
  • Evaluate the financial viability of the businesses and their readiness for investment.
  • Provide strategic guidance to women entrepreneurs on business growth, financial management, marketing, and compliance with legal requirements.
  • Develop tailored business growth strategies for individual SMEs based on their specific needs and challenges.
  • Monitor the progress and performance of supported SMEs, ensuring they meet predefined criteria for accessing the Bankability Fund.
  • Work closely with the Steering Committee to ensure compliance with program guidelines and objectives.
  • Collaborate with program partners to deliver training programs such as Road to Growth and Road to Finance to women entrepreneurs.
  • Offer ongoing mentoring and coaching support to help SMEs implement learned strategies effectively.
  • Identify potential risks within the program and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Implement a No-Harm policy to ensure that women entrepreneurs are protected from negative outcomes.
  • Maintain accurate records of all interactions with SMEs and program activities.
  • Prepare regular reports on the progress, impact, and success of the Bankability Fund.
  • Assist SMEs in the share repurchase process once they have achieved sustainability and bankability.
  • Explore alternative exit options for SMEs, such as selling their businesses or mergers.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in business analysis, financial management, and strategic planning.
  • Strong understanding of the Guyanese business environment, particularly for SMEs and women entrepreneurs.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of financial literacy and investment processes.
  • Experience in program management and risk assessment is a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting gender equity and women's empowerment.

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Contact

Andrea Ragubir-Bernard
+5926260765
Location

Georgetown

Client

Guyanese Company

Project

TBA

Pos ID

62332